Semi-Graphical Methods for the Calculation of Real Areas of Loaded Contact by Means of the Abbott-Firestone Bearing Curve

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V. S. Radchik, B. Ben-Nissan

University of Technology, Sydney Department of Chemistry Materials and Forensic Science, P. O. Box 123, Broadway N. S. W. 2007, Australia

W. H. Müller

Heriot-Watt University, Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

J. Tribol 124(1), 223-226 (Mar 15, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1398545 History: Received July 27, 2000; Revised March 15, 2001
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Grahic Jump Location
The semi-graphical method of calculating the real area of contact by means of the Abbott-Firestone “bearing curve.”
Grahic Jump Location
Possible shapes of asperity meridian sections, as a function of power, n(S2 is shown in gray behind the hatched area S1, see the Appendix for a derivation of the contact size (Aα)1/2n): (a) n=1; (b) n=2; (c) n=3; (d) n=4; and (e) n=5 (for symbols used see Nomenclature section).



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